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“I really wanted to tell a story that would help me explain myself, what autism means for me, what
Student Creates Comic Series to Explain Her Life With Asperger’s
April is Autism Awareness Month and we're sharing some informative and inspiring articles to spread
10 Things I Wish People Knew About My Autism
What would you add to this list?
Photo - Check out Special Olympics Australia athlete Chris Bunton (NSW) in the trailer for Speed of
Check out Special Olympics Australia athlete Chris Bunton (NSW) in the trailer for Speed of Life which will be performed by Ruckus in Sydney in May 2016. Watch this space for details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H9NmnQ8MJM
Special Olympics Australia athlete Madeline Stuart from Queensland continues to make headlines. Next
Madeline Stuart Breaks Yet Another Barrier for Models With Intellectual Disabilities
Photo - #FlashbackFriday Check out the proud Team South Australia at the 1992 National Games in Bris
#FlashbackFriday Check out the proud Team South Australia at the 1992 National Games in Brisbane. Many of them are still in the program. Give them a shout out if you recognise anyone...because they obviously like things loud!!!!!!
Congratulations Stephen on a great summer of cricket! Already looking forward to next season.
Stephen hits cricket season for six
Valleys cricketer, Stephen O’May has capped off a successful year representing Queensland at the 2016 Special Olympics Cricket Invitational in Adelaide.
Photo - Some great photos from the Victoria State Games held in Bendigo this past weekend. Check out
Some great photos from the Victoria State Games held in Bendigo this past weekend. Check out all the shots at Law Enforcement Torch Run - Victoria, Australia's page. Congratulations to all those who attended and thanks to the volunteers for making such an amazing weekend of sport and fun happen!
Congratulations to all the Special Olympics Australia representatives selected in the Australian Pea
Congratulations to 22 young women from around Australia who have been invited into the 2016 Australian Pearls squad. The squad will have a training session in Melbourne in June and a team of 10 will travel to Japan in August to compete. This is an exciting step in the next 4 year journey that will also include a World Championship and the Global Games (in Brisbane 2019). Congratulations to: SA - Amy Howard ACT - Brittany Anderson, Taylor Anderson NSW - Dianne Demello, Eliza Mills, Jessica Duncan, Lisa Mackie, Kim Perry, Nicole Harris VIC - Chloe Turner, Dani Phillips, Danni Burden, Evie Patterson, Goergia Hoad, Jessica McCulloch, Kaitlyn Papworth, Kate Leckenby, Katlin Zonneveld, Lois Shea, Molly Urquhart-Moran, Sam Hough, Sam Willier.
Apple's short films about Dillan, a 16-year-old who is autistic and non-verbal, send a strong messag
Apple’s short film on autism proves that accessibility features matter
Apple has released a couple of videos over the weekend starring Dillan Barmache, a 16-year-old kid who is autistic and non-verbal. These two films are..
It's great to see children with disabilities represented in retailers catalogues of late. But did yo
Caleb’s a spot-on model
Dapto's Caleb Jordan, who has Down Syndrome, shows off his modelling ability in the latest Target brochure.
Photo - Good luck to all those competing at the Victoria State Games in City of Greater Bendigo this
Good luck to all those competing at the Victoria State Games in City of Greater Bendigo this weekend! The Games kick off with the Opening Ceremony tonight featuring a torch run with Law Enforcement Torch Run - Victoria, Australia. Competition will run over Saturday and Sunday in aquatics, athletics, bocce, golf, netball, softball and tennis. Have a great weekend of sport and fun!
Photo - #TBT Yesterday was the 120th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games which were held at Pana
#TBT Yesterday was the 120th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games which were held at Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896. In 2011, the Stadium played host to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games where 130 Aussie athletes took centre stage.
Photo - Thanks to Cisco, two lucky Special Olympics Australia athletes, Bradley Bloom (NSW) and Geor
Thanks to Cisco, two lucky Special Olympics Australia athletes, Bradley Bloom (NSW) and Georgina Broadway (VIC), got to have a hit with Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt at the National Tennis Centre in Melbourne this morning. Looks like great fun. I hope you guys got some tips!
Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go to change attitudes towards disability. http://www.c
Photo - We're wishing a big happy 50th birthday to our ambassador and Nine News Sydney newsreader Pe
We're wishing a big happy 50th birthday to our ambassador and Nine News Sydney newsreader Peter Overton! Pete has been an ambassador for 15 years and we couldn't be prouder to have him on board!
Photo - Team Australia 2017 is complete with the announcement of our officials! 12 athletes will be
Team Australia 2017 is complete with the announcement of our officials! 12 athletes will be supported by 5 volunteer officials as they wear the green and gold with pride at the Special Olympics World Games 2017. Meet the team and find out how you can help them get to Austria at specialolympics.com.au/teamaustralia2017!
Photo - Congratulations to Amechai Bawden from Mt Gambier in South Australia who this afternoon comp
Congratulations to Amechai Bawden from Mt Gambier in South Australia who this afternoon competed in the 1500m parathlete final at the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney!
Photo - #ThrowbackThursday commemorates this day 27 years ago! The official program from the 4th Spe
#ThrowbackThursday commemorates this day 27 years ago! The official program from the 4th Special Olympics World Winter Games in Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe, California. The Games ran from 1-8 April 1989 with more than 1,000 athletes from 18 countries participating in the event.
Video - Check out Streetball Special Olympics style, the campaign supported by Microsoft to promote
Check out Streetball Special Olympics style, the campaign supported by Microsoft to promote the movement of inclusion. #UpgradeYourWorld
Video - Check out Parker, a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome who is the newest face of BONDS!
Check out Parker, a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome who is the newest face of BONDS!
Photo - Happy Easter from everyone at Special Olympics Australia!
Happy Easter from everyone at Special Olympics Australia!
Photo - #ThrowbackThursday to our first ever Team Australia! In 1983, a team of eight athletes repr
#ThrowbackThursday to our first ever Team Australia! In 1983, a team of eight athletes represented Australia in aquatics and athletics at the International Special Olympics Summer Games in Baton Rouge, USA. Watch out for the next phase of our 40 year anniversary history timeline which drops next week!
Photo - Great to see our Special Olympics Sydney Hills club on the front cover of the Hills Shire Ti
Great to see our Special Olympics Sydney Hills club on the front cover of the Hills Shire Times this week! More great coverage from our friends at NewsLocal and what a great photo!
“Being able to understand my girl’s exact desire, needs and feeling has brought me closer to rea
Dad’s Big Idea Helps Nonverbal Daughter in a Way No Other App Could
“I’m only a dad with an idea. An idea that worked."
Video - Today we're celebrating World Down Syndrome Day! In 2016 the campaign is encouraging people
Today we're celebrating World Down Syndrome Day! In 2016 the campaign is encouraging people to change the way we look at people with Down syndrome, and see them the way they see themselves! Check out this wonderful video and please share! #HowDoYouSeeMe #WDSD16
Video - Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis sends a message of congratulations to Special Olympics Austr
Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis sends a message of congratulations to Special Olympics Australia on our 40 year anniversary and speaks about the important role of volunteers in athlete development.
Photo - The games are now underway, but not before a little bit of fun!
The games are now underway, but not before a little bit of fun!
Photo - Beautiful sentiments and lots of emotion at the tribute to Leon Burwell - Mr Special Olympic
Beautiful sentiments and lots of emotion at the tribute to Leon Burwell - Mr Special Olympics - prior to the first games of the Leon Burwell Shield
Photo - Today we're celebrating one year until the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Ga
Today we're celebrating one year until the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games 2017! Meet Team Australia and help them get to Austria at specialolympics.com.au/teamaustralia2017.
Photo - #TBT This week as we celebrate 1 year to go until Team Australia arrive at the Special Olymp
#TBT This week as we celebrate 1 year to go until Team Australia arrive at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017, we found this photo featuring athletes from our first international team who competed at the 1983 World Games in Louisiana, USA. Great photo bomb!!!!!
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Video - Get excited! It's one year until the Special Olympics World Games 2017 in Austria and the co
Get excited! It's one year until the Special Olympics World Games 2017 in Austria and the countdown is on! Hear the message from Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver. You can meet Team Australia and help them get to the Games at specialolympics.com.au/teamaustralia2017.
Video - As the world celebrates one year until the Special Olympics World Games 2017, check out what
As the world celebrates one year until the Special Olympics World Games 2017, check out what is in store for our 12 Aussie champions and the 3,000 other Special Olympics athletes in Austria.
Photo - Some awesome photos from local club competitions around Australia over the weekend. Great to
Some awesome photos from local club competitions around Australia over the weekend. Great to see so many athlete smiles! Thanks to our amazing coaches and volunteers who continue to facilitate weekly sports training and competition!
Video - At the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles the video package '7,0
At the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles the video package '7,000 Journeys' was shown. It is an inspirational look at the power of opportunity and the celebration of ability. Plus it features our very own Sandy Freeman! Check it out!
Video - Thanks to all those who joined our 40 year celebrations by taking a #LeapForAthletes. Here a
Thanks to all those who joined our 40 year celebrations by taking a #LeapForAthletes. Here are just a few highlights. See anyone you know?
Special Olympics Australia basketballer Jake De La Motte has stepped up his campaign to see more bas
Pleas for more hoop time
A GLEN Waverley basketballer who is representing Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games is appealing for more public basketball rings in his neighbourhood.
Photo - #ThrowbackThursday to the first ever Australian representative at a Law Enforcement Torch Ru
#ThrowbackThursday to the first ever Australian representative at a Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. Alan Keane was part of the Torch Run at the 2003 World Summer Games in Ireland! There will be four members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (NSW) for Special Olympics at the Final Leg for the World Winter Games Austria 2017 - Alison Fahey, Torch Runner; Alan Keane, Team Leader; Don Stuart, Route Leader; and Scott Whyte, Logistics Team Member. The torch run will begin in one year. Have a great time in Austria!
Photo - Last week we had a party in the national office to celebrate 40 years of Special Olympics Au
Last week we had a party in the national office to celebrate 40 years of Special Olympics Australia. A big thanks to Goodman Group who have kindly supported us with our office space.
For the second year in a row, Lady Gaga supported Special Olympics by taking part in the Polar Plung
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney Take the Polar Plunge: Photos - Us Weekly
Lady Gaga and her fiancé Taylor Kinney participated in the Polar Plunge in Chicago on Sunday, March 6 — see the photos
Photo - Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating the impact that women have had on o
Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating the impact that women have had on our organisation, from athletes through to volunteers and coaches! Thanks for the amazing work you do! #IWD2016
Photo - The Special Olympics Australia community was devastated over the weekend with news of the pa
The Special Olympics Australia community was devastated over the weekend with news of the passing of a pioneer – Mr Leon Burwell OAM – otherwise known as “Mr Special Olympics” in Australia. We would like to send our condolences to the Burwell family and to everyone in the Special Olympics Australia community who is grieving at this time. Read the message from Nigel Milan, Chairman of Special Olympics Australia at http://tinyurl.com/h8a2je7.
Video - To everyone who is set to enjoy or support the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney it is great to se
To everyone who is set to enjoy or support the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney it is great to see that people with a disability will be able to experience it too. Maybe next year Special Olympics Australia will be part of the joy and join the inclusive LGBTQI community. Nice work Northcott and Julie McCrossin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SRKgIIM1S4
Photo - On 24 June 1975, The Age newspaper announced that Special Olympics was coming to Australia w
On 24 June 1975, The Age newspaper announced that Special Olympics was coming to Australia with this shocking headline. For the past eight years the global Special Olympics movement has been campaigning to Spread the Word to End the Word. Find out more at www.r-word.org #TBT #Respect
Photo - We agree with Ben Haack and his family. The only acceptable r-word is RESPECT! Check out how
We agree with Ben Haack and his family. The only acceptable r-word is RESPECT! Check out how you can respectfully respond when someone uses the nasty R-word - http://themighty.com/2016/02/22-respectful-ways-to-respond-when-someone-uses-the-r-word/ #Rword
As we celebrate how far we have come in forty years, articles like this remind us that there is more
'It's just so wrong': mother and child asked to leave Sydney Lyric Theatre performance
The mother of a teenager with developmental disabilities says they were subject to discrimination at a Sydney theatre when they were asked to leave ten minutes into a performance.
Photo - Thanks for the birthday messages! Yesterday was also Jazz’s 16th birthday. Jazz is one of
Thanks for the birthday messages! Yesterday was also Jazz’s 16th birthday. Jazz is one of our young equestrian stars and she wants to see Special Olympics Australia leap into the future so her party guests gave a leap of support. Jazz also starred in her local paper - tinyurl.com/jazzbirthday - Leave her a birthday message here.
Photo - Our first photo in the leap photo challenge showing a Special Olympics Australia athlete cle
Our first photo in the leap photo challenge showing a Special Olympics Australia athlete clearing the vaulting horse in 1977. She is assisted by Hall of Fame inductee Robyn Cook OAM from Melbourne Inner East Club (Victoria). Take the leap challenge and show your support - http://tinyurl.com/leapchallenge #LeapForAthletes
Woohoo! Today we begin our year-long 40th birthday celebrations! Over the past 40 years many dedicat
Special Olympics Australia | Celebrating 40 Years
Video - To celebrate our 40th birthday Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver sent the athletes, volu
To celebrate our 40th birthday Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver sent the athletes, volunteers, coaches, families and supporters of Special Olympics Australia a message of congratulations. Thanks for your inspiring words Tim! #SpecialOlympicsAustraliaturns40 #LeapForAthletes
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